Reviewing Dorian LPG (LPG) & NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT (NMCI)

Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) and NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT (NASDAQ:NMCI) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dorian LPG and NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorian LPG $159.34 million 2.04 -$20.40 million ($0.62) -9.52
NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT $133.92 million 0.58 $12.70 million N/A N/A

NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dorian LPG.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.5% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.6% of NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of Dorian LPG shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dorian LPG and NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorian LPG 0 0 1 0 3.00
NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Dorian LPG and NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorian LPG -23.65% -4.35% -2.42%
NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Dorian LPG beats NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. It owns and operates very large gas carriers (VLGCs). As of June 26, 2018, its fleet consisted of 22 VLGCs with carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cubic meters. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

About NAVIOS MARITIME/UT LTD PARTN INT

Navios Maritime Containers Inc. owns and operates containers. The company is based in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

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